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    Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    As downgrading of pledged coverage, slipping of target dates looks set to continue.
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    Re: Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    What am I going to be doing in a decade that I'm not doing now? I'm already running a remote desktop to the office and on video calls when writing from home, fairly often at the same time as the other half. We can be streaming two different programs at once. We only want (and want to pay for) the cheapo 38mb fibre to cabinet despite being in both a fibre to premises and Virgin area.

    Do we all need to be streaming 4k? And that's surely a leisure activity rather than an economic necessity?

    No problem with planning for the future, I just we've already reached the remote teleworking dream promised all those decades ago. Start with the people who haven't got reliable FTC first rather than gigabit pipedreams.

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    Re: Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Last but not least the cross party MPs assert that "it would not be acceptable having abandoned one unrealistic target, for the Government to fail to meet a second, less ambitious, target through lack of effective planning or inadequate investment.".
    But, easing back targets and then still failing to meet them, is what the Tories have been doing since 2010.

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    Re: Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    the cheapo 38mb fibre to cabinet despite being in both a fibre to premises and Virgin area.
    That's all I can get in my area, which is 2.5 miles away from where I would now be getting 300 from Virgin for no additional cost. BT / Openreach are woefully inadequate.

    While you may not wish to have a faster connection, I'd jump at the chance to have something a little less backwards, purely because BT / Openreach are incapable of investing in the network properly. Instead they just focus on the city environment, everyone else be damned.

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    Re: Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    That's all I can get in my area, which is 2.5 miles away from where I would now be getting 300 from Virgin for no additional cost. BT / Openreach are woefully inadequate.

    While you may not wish to have a faster connection, I'd jump at the chance to have something a little less backwards, purely because BT / Openreach are incapable of investing in the network properly. Instead they just focus on the city environment, everyone else be damned.
    I'd say it's seems very random who they role it out to, I'm technically rural Co. Durham, the back end of nowhere, in most peoples eye's and we've just had FTTP points put in on the power lines running up our road with speeds up to 900mb/s. I'm mulling over getting a 100mb connection but it means an extra £108 a year and leaving a provider I've been with since I got broadband (back in the days when 0.5mb was nippy) and who have been extremely reliable I've had about maybe four days in total of no internet connection in sixteen years.

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    Re: Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    What am I going to be doing in a decade that I'm not doing now?
    Have more kids?

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    Re: Cross party committee criticises UK gov gigabit broadband plans

    This is from the country that thinks it will roll out electric vehicles for all in but a handful of years - we're even spending money on trials of under road wireless charging! As the above, and our failure to even fix potholes clearly demonstrates, these are but pipe dreams from "leaders" who abjectly lack any critical thinking skills. How long have we been at this broadband roll out?!

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